Invest Saint Lucia

Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) was established in 1971, as the National Development Corporation (NDC), to promote the economic development of Saint Lucia. The Corporation first functioned as an investment, trade and export promotion agency, providing a range of business oriented services to the public, including attracting foreign investment to Saint Lucia, sourcing technical assistance for business sized enterprises, promoting locally manufactured products through regional and international trade missions and exhibitions, and identifying sites for hotel development.

By Act of Parliament, #14 of 2014, the Corporation was formally rebranded as Invest Saint Lucia, the official Investment Promotion Agency responsible for stimulating, facilitating and promoting inward investment opportunities for both foreign and local investors. Specifically, its new focused mandate thus reads:

  1.  Build and promote Saint Lucia’s image as a preferred location for investors;
  2. Actively seek out and generate new investments in strategic sectors with high value-added and employment generating potential;
  3. Facilitate domestic and foreign direct investment by functioning as a true one stop shop for investors; and
  4. Identify major issues and measures geared towards assisting the Government in the ongoing development of a National Investment Policy.

In carrying out this mandate, ISL is focused on key economic sectors and niches in which Saint Lucia has a competitive advantage. For the time being, the targeted sectors are: tourism, including hotel/resort development, specialty restaurants and entertainment facilities; manufacturing, particularly agro-processing and light industrials; infrastructure (both hard and soft); and any other economic activity that may be conducive to the economic development of Saint Lucia.

Invest Saint Lucia has been entrusted by the Government to expertly and efficiently promote and facilitate potential investors’ access to business development and investment opportunities in Saint Lucia. We thus pledge to always maintain a transparent and responsible approach that upholds the values of professionalism, integrity, adaptability and accountability, as we respond to the needs of existing and potential clients, partners, associates and the wider public.

Invest Saint Lucia works with new as well as established investors to encourage and assist in the expansion and development of business ideas. We encourage investments that promote a holistic approach to development, ensuring economic viability, social equity and environmental sustainability.

Saint Lucia’s most important resources are its natural beauty, rich biodiversity, economic and technological openness, social and political stability, and the warmth, friendliness and enterprise of its people. Those attributes underpin the value proposition of the island.

As part of our new thrust towards a more informed and professional approach to investment attraction, and given demonstrated success in those areas, Saint Lucia is focused on securing investment from new and existing investors in the areas of Infrastructure Development, Smart Manufacturing and Tourism.

Our Services

Invest Saint Lucia’s dedicated team of qualified professionals with proven international experience, offers comprehensive knowledge of the processes to set up a business; a keen understanding of investor needs; facilitation and professional guidance in helping investors and existing businesses to navigate the official approvals process; and a full understanding of the available incentives and resources to foster growth and to expand your business. They are supported by a team of technical service officers who are well placed to assist potential investors explore Invest Saint Lucia’s over 2500 acres of strategic lands, which are available for targeted sustainable investment projects. Invest Saint Lucia’s keen team of professionals offer guidance and direction to new and established investors who are interested in pursuing investment opportunities in Saint Lucia. Some of these services include:

  • The provision of general and sector specific information.
  • Facilitation of investor site visits and provision of customized information packages.
  • Matching investors with sector-specific projects.
  • Introducing potential investors to local industry.
  • Business start-up facilitation.
  • Identifying sites for business development.
  • Aftercare Client Support.

ISL owns and manages seven (7) industrial estates, which contain factory shells ranging in size from 4000 to 32,000 square feet and strategically placed throughout the island’s economic hubs. This endowment serves as a critical element of the facilitation process, which makes business set-up a bit easier, as these shells are available for lease at attractive rental rates.

Further complementing the facilitation capabilities of Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) is its portfolio of more than 2500 acres of strategic lands to meet the varying needs of investors as well as a duty free shopping complex, which adjoins the main cruise ship port.

ISL also liaises with private landowners on behalf of investors who are interested in leasing or purchasing land for establishing their enterprises.

Saint Lucia’s most important resources are its natural beauty, rich biodiversity, economic and technological openness, social and political stability, and the warmth, friendliness and enterprise of its people. Those attributes underpin the value proposition of the island.

As part of our new thrust towards a more informed and professional approach to investment attraction, and given demonstrated success in those areas, Saint Lucia is focused on securing investment from new and existing investors in the areas of Infrastructure Development, Smart Manufacturing and Tourism.